John C. DanforthJohn C. Danforth, (1936- ) US Senator (MO-R)

John C. Danforth Quote

“I have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs. ... I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America and that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. ... We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected.”

John C. DanforthJohn C. Danforth
~ John C. Danforth

in an interview in The Arizona Republic on April 22, 1992 

Ratings and Comments

Soverign Sam, 3rd Rock From The Sun


jefferson, burn washington


J Carlton, Calgary

The mood seems to be getting ugly. Maybe its about time.

Mike, Norwalk

and worse

E Archer, NYC

It's going to get messy if enough people wake up to this fact. Look at the choices the ruling establishment has provided us for presidential candidates!! Your pick: communist, socialist or fascist. It looks like it's going to be another really bad 4 years (minimum) for Liberty. May the good lord have mercy on us.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

I liked Danforth. An honest man, not like the fraudsters Reagan and Bush, "read my lips no new taxes" in order to get elected and then they sell 10 trillion dollars of bonds to put us into bankruptcy and enrich their already rich friends. I agree. As usual we will have to pay and let us start with the people who have the money. End the tax cuts for the rich!

E Archer, NYC

"10 trillion dollars of bonds to put us into bankruptcy and enrich their already rich friends." Waffler, don't tell me you are beginning to see the light! ;-)

Joe, North Caldwell, NJ

Fun fact, okay? Since 1776, the United States has accumulated a national debt of almost $11 trillion, over half of which was incurred when a Bush was on watch! What a family legacy! If you throw in Reagan, fully 70% of the national debt was created under just 3 Republican presidents. What's more, they didn't even TRY to restrain spending -- out of 19 submitted budgets (so far), only TWO were balanced. So here's my question: Where did the myth of Republican Fiscal Responsibility come from?

Mike, Norwalk

Joe (-; from the Republicans;-) cuz yaknow, It takes a Republican to implement a failed program or policy of the Democrats.

E Archer, NYC

Presidents don't spend money -- Congress does, and they borrow every so-called dollar. Since Reagan, the Democrats have been the majority party in Congress longer than the GOP -- so, Joe, in fact since then the Democrats have presided over the largest debt in history with just a few years of Republican majority in Congress. But I will agree, the Republicans have no more restraint than the Democrats when it comes to fiscal responsibility. Both parties are beholden to their creditors -- the Federal Reserve.

jim k, austin tx

Wouldn't it be nice if Mr Danforth were running for president instead of those socialist hacks currently trying to buy our votes.

Pedro Borrero, Yauco, P. R.

Eliminate the Federal reseve and we will dig out of the hole they got us in.

jim k, Austin,Tx

Joe, the mess we are in was definitely a bipartisan doing but here is a little history lesson. Slick Willie Clinton gets credit for 8 years of good economic times but Democrats forget that the last 6 of those years the Republicans controlled both houses of congress. E Archer summed it up pretty well.

  • Reply
RBESRQ    12/28/10

Get rid of the FED, our military bases abroad, bring our men and women back from illegal wars, stop individual and corporate campaign financing, the revolving door on the hill, NAFTA, CAFTA, G20, unfettered capitalism, IMF, GAT, FEMA, Home Land Security, and get religion out of politics, and we may, just may, stand a chance for recovery.

Bob, cayo hueso

So true John. Wheather it be man, country, continent or world, when you ease God out corruption will follow. Pride, fear and anger should be overcome on a daily basis. It is possible only through faith, hope and charity. Where does that come from? From within, prayer and meditation asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten, guide, strenghten and console you. Ask the Spirit to tell you what to do, and command you to do it. Promise to be summisive to all that befalls you as God's will for today. This leads to God conscious. When this is praticied daily, the spirituial maladie is overcome. The physcial and mental maladies are over-come naturally. It has worked for man fo over a tousand years. It will work for our elected officials also if they can close their eyes to "ism." Broken down as "i, self and me."

  • 2
  • Reply
    Publius    12/29/10

    Bob...I agree. But you say the elected officials must turn to God. A government can only be as good as its citizens. So it is We the People that must first turn to God and elect officials that have done the same. Many believe that we must shake things up in Washington, but we must first shake things up in our own communities and within our own hearts. The solution begins with us, the American citizens, not the government.

    Dave Wilber, St. Louis

    Again, Waffler is as useful as tits on a boar! BUSH DID NOT GIVE US ANY NEW TAXES! We cannot pay taxes with dollar bills that the IRS (Imaginary Revenue Scum) said "are not dollars" or with credit and the Fed said their system works "only with credit" that would keep its value "if there were fewer people bidding against each other." ---Keeping Our Money (their credit) Healthy---Library of Congress Catalog No. 60-14368 revised Jan. 1979. Taxes cannot be paid with counterfeit. Nobel Laureate, Paul Samuelson said the Federal Reserve is an "omnipotent counterfeiter" in his Economics, 4th Edition. Taxes can be paid with nothing less than silver coins, measured in dollars. No one wants us to pay taxes but our use of credit must be ruthlessly regulated lest consumption exceeds production and the Fed's worthless money becomes useless paper.

    Dave Wilber, St. Louis

    In 1944, the head of the New York Fed gave a speech saying taxation for revenue is obsolete. See the comments by the late great Alan Stang on that speech:

    • 1
    • 1
    • Reply
      RBESRQ    12/30/10

      God, is the reason this country is so corrupt, so intolerant, hateful, and without compassion of the heart.

      Robert, Somewhere in Europe

      RBE - I'm beginning to think I have a clone in SRQ - spot on!

      Mike, Norwalk

      Robert, lots of laughs - not a clone, that is you years ago. The god you reference is not the Deity that said: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" or the true patrons thereof but rather, a theocratic socialism's god. By way of example: “⋯ Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.” (Joseph Goebbels Diary entry for October 16, 1928)

      With in the States united, socialism had advanced sufficiently by the signing of the Constitution that it controlled most of New England and the neighboring States' academia, banking, social elitists and flourishing fascism / corporatism. It was the growing fascism and its financial demands on the South that was the main reason for the war of northern aggression. It was the fascist controlling oligarchy that brought about all the early monopolies. It was the greed of theocratic fascism / gods that became the many's supreme god and demanded / brought about the Native American genocide. AND, you are correct about the theocratic socialist god, it/they are the reason this country is so corrupt, so intolerant, hateful, and without compassion of the heart.

      George, Atlanta

      He said that in 1992, but boy is it true in 2017.

      Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

      Self accountability and self examination, if it is internalized, is a step in the right direction.


      Get a Quote-a-Day!

      Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box daily.